Fringe Benefits

June 29, 2015

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Blogger-HM-Calvin-Klein-Jeans-Bloglovin-Awards-Skate-Park-DC-1 copyCrop tops and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly—this one, from H&M is one that I picked up a couple of weeks ago, and even though I wasn’t sure how to style it, I had to buy it for the tassel fringe alone. I love when clothing has fun little details that just add a bit of dimension to an otherwise simple piece. The tassels make me feel like dancing, and moving around; I can definitely see this being great for festivals, or a night out dancing. I thought it would be fun to style it for daytime though, and incorporate it into my usual denim uniform.
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White Night

June 16, 2015

The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Blogger-DC-White-Jumpsuit-Solange-Outfit-Lookbook-6This isn’t a full-on outfit post, but, I wanted to share what I wore to the Philippine Design, Textiles, and Fashion Gala the other night (more info and pics from that event to come).
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Balancing Act

June 15, 2015

The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Blogger-DC-Black-Leather-Shorts-White-Blazer-4I think I need to develop a line of blazers, and jackets, no? My growing obsession is beginning to spiral out of control, but, for good reason—blazers are life! I finally found a white blazer for summer, that I couldn’t wait to wear!

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Summer Layers

June 8, 2015

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Beauty-Style-Blogger-Adidas-Originals-Palm-Tree-Hawaiian-Gwen-Stefani-Zara-Dr-Denim-Kurly-Klips-Outfit-Lookbook-5I’m someone who, no matter what season it is, loves to layer. I feel like outfits are never complete as is, and to make a look totally your own thing, you have to add in some flavor! I’ve mentioned before how I think jackets (blazers in particular) do a lot to finish a look, but, usually in a structured kind of way. This jacket from Adidas has zero structure, is wispy and light, but still manages to finish off my outfit, and with so much attitude to boot.
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Feline Fine

April 6, 2015

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Blogger-DC-Georgetown-6Anytime I think of leather jogger pants, I think of Kanye’s rant about how he was trying to make them happen years ago, “[We] brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said ‘no.’ How many motherfuckers you done seen with a leather jogging pant?”

Gotta love Kanye and his random nuggets of hilarity.

Anyway, I recently picked up a pair while browsing my local Buffalo Exchange, and while I wasn’t really in the market for leather joggers, they were a whopping $5, and I felt like passing up this deal meant that somewhere an angel would lose its wings.

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Prep in My Step

April 3, 2015

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Blogger-DC-Georgetown-29Before my love of leather biker jackets, there were blazers. For years, I’ve collected various ones, but, it wasn’t until recently that I kind of stopped wearing them, in favor of a tougher, sleeker, moto. I’ve always recognized that a blazer can really do wonders for any look, and since I’ve never had tons of money to blow on clothes, blazers always just helped take what I had to another level. I was going through my closet the other day, and I pulled out this blazer from Benetton, that I thrifted years ago, and that only cost me like $6. I love the small houndstooth pattern and chic cut of the jacket— and, I think on my short body, the proportions are spot on. Immediately, I felt like I’d reconnected with a past me, who rocked a blazer almost daily, if not for any other reason than to make her crappy graphic tshirt look cooler.
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Sharing A Closet

April 1, 2015

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Blogger-DC-Georgetown-17Don’t you love it when you can borrow (*cough* steal) clothes from people in your household? I’m not lucky enough to live with a girl roommate who wears my exact shoe and clothes size, but, I do live with my boyfriend, and he happens to own some pretty stylish pieces that I like to keep an eye on. I remember a couple of years ago, he bought these pants for an event or something, and I helped pick these out with him. We loved the idea of both dressy and casual pants combined (he loved the military/cargo accents). Christopher likes that juxtaposition when he dresses, so, these were perfect for him. When they no longer fit him, he handed them off to me, and I’ve been holding onto them ever since, not really sure what to do with them. You know how much I love incorporating actual menswear into my wardrobe, so, I always find some kind of way to make it work.
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Throwback Thursday: #MoonriseDCMeet at the National Portrait Gallery

March 19, 2015

The-Glossier-Moonrise-District-Meet-Photography-Fashion-Style-Blogger-DC-National-Portrait-Gallery-10On a brisk day back in January, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC was the epicenter of creative activity in the DMV area. Photographers, models, and bloggers got together thanks to Jeimy and Alex of Moonrise District. Together, they run the Moonrise District blog, and in an effort to collab and meet with fellow creatives in the area, they started hosting meetups at various DC locations. This was my first one, and, how appropriate that it happened to be at the National Portrait Gallery!

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NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (New Orleans) Review

March 19, 2015

The-Glossier-NARS-All-Day-Luminous-Weightless-Foundation-Review-New-Orleans-Makeup- 003As someone with extremely troublesome skin, with issues ranging from hyperpigmentation, oiliness, dryness, uneven texture, etc. I have a really difficult time with finding foundations that can address multiple issues at once. Mostly, I just stick with heavy matte foundations that just cover everything in one swoop, but, sometimes, I would love my foundations to have some luminosity, and give me that J. Lo glow, but, due to having oily skin, that’s a risky move, a move which ends with me looking like a total greaseball.

That said, imagine my excitement when I heard about NARS’ new All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation—a foundation promising lightweight, full coverage, luminosity, and staying power, for all skin types. Well, I don’t know about you, but when something has this many claims, I get suspicious; how could they possibly provide that many solutions in one formula?
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